2009 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Selected Artists
Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the results of the 2009 Chelsea International
Fine Art Competition. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a renowned
juried art contest that has been juried by prominent museum curators and art experts.
“Carving a space for new talent is very much at the core of our business,” says
Agora Gallery Director Angela Di Bello who has vast experience on the art circuit.
The competition was juried Mr. Ira Goldberg, Executive Director, The Art Students
League of New York. We at Agora Gallery would like to take this opportunity to congratulate
all the participants of the 24th Annual Chelsea Fine Art Competition. It is our
belief that everyone who entered the competition is a winner, and is to be congratulated.
Participation on any level, takes courage and is an act of faith and belief in ones
own talent and strengths.
Participation in a Collective Exhibition:
Preston Trombly, Erich Birchmeier, Marie Claude Bosc Depretz, Hyeln Choo, Dooney,
Nelly Drell, Kathy Liao, Marie Massey, Andre Netto, Robert Telenick, Zinni Veshi,
Michael Bajko, Nine Francois, James Keul, Evelyn Wang, Peter Bulow, Bill Leigh,
Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Meg Zhang, Dave Wisniewski, Vasiliki-Christina Stefou, Arkadiusz
Piegdon, Ian Magargee, Judith Kramer, Charles Imbro, Jelu Iliov, Steve Hill, Angeles
Cereceda Martinez, Meredith Rose, Christina Dallorso Bush
Annual Internet Exposure on ARTmine.com:
Brian Eppley, Jeannine Edelblut, Doug Bloodworth, Angelica Bittencourt, Oleda Baker,
Review in ARTisSpectrum Magazine:
Monetary prizes were awarded to the following artists:
$500 = Alex Braverman
$300 = Etsuko Shida
$200 = Samantha Lu
While Agora Gallery is the sponsor and organizer of the competition; the 2009 competition
was juried by Mr Ira Goldberg, Executive Director, of the The Art Students League
of New York. Mr Ira Goldberg is not affiliated with Agora Gallery in any manner.
Agora Gallery and its employees had no input or influence in the selection process.
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ARTisSpectrum Magazine Launches New Site
Agora Gallery is proud to announce the launch the new ARTisSpectrum Magazine website.
The new Web 2.0 site includes profiles of many talented artists from around the
world, alongside exciting articles about today's art world, and is closely integrated
with social media.
Please visit the site and share it with your friends and colleagues.
Agora Gallery's ARTisSpectrum
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Artist in the News
Alan Streets on Fox News - Artist Alan Streets was featured on
a Cover Story. You can see Alan making news here
Jools on NBC Dateline - will be featured on the NBC Dateline Program
airing April 2, 2009
Marty Maehr on the cover of STEP Journal - image "Valley Vortex"
appeared on March cover of STEP Journal
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Altered States of Reality
Altered States of Reality provides a glimpse of the world as captured through the
lens of a camera, technology, and through the artists own inner vision.
Today Lily fully embraces her responsibilities as a visual artist; she courageously
faces the ambiguity of life, and its torn, ragged qualities, but also reveals through
her work the necessity of hope, and of finding textures and layers within life’s
difficulties. She speaks her own unique visual language, inspired by her passion
for the intimate communication that is art.
Out From Down Under and Beyond - The Australian and New Zealand Art Exhibition
Australia and New Zealand have produced notable contemporary artists from both Western
and Indigenous artistic traditions. Enriched with these influences, some of the
finest contemporary visual art, where the importance and sacredness of the land,
the power of ancestral art as well as modern artistic joy and technique become a
Labyrinth of Abstraction
An impressive selection of talented artists has been brought together for Labyrinth
of Abstraction, a showcase of contemporary abstract painting. This internationally
diverse grouping uses painterly abstractions to conceptualize the ineffable, with
exploding colors, lines, and shapes celebrating life’s nuances while enticing the
eye. This bold language of art displays an individuality and breadth of style that
speaks directly to our souls and refreshes our spirits.
Portals of Perception
The wide variety of artistic invention which greets audiences attending Portals
of Perception, underscores the idea that as long as people dream and imagine, art
will never cease to exist, inspire, and bring about contemplation in others.
The Manifestation of Milieu
The artists of Manifestation of Milieu cull resonant imagery from their travels,
dreams, and life experiences that speak to us on a personal level. Ranging from
fanciful to contemplative, this exceptional body of work will have audiences reveling
in the sweeping landscapes, stunning portraiture, and inventive characters.